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Small Bank In Kansas Creates the Bank Account of the Future

Grizzley9 Float? (156 comments)

Having a day of float, while not much, is still something that's counted on for certain transactions. This is less good for the end user.

about a week ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

Grizzley9 Re:Sounds good to me (238 comments)

I only see them on my phone, where I don't have all of the anti-infection-anti-annoyance plugins loaded, when I'm associated with my AP at home.

Wouldn't that only be related to location based advertising? Still not sure I understand.

about two weeks ago
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Starbucks Testing Mobile Order and Pay In Portland On iOS

Grizzley9 Expected? (40 comments)

Not sure how this is newsworthy. This is what many stores already do. Panera comes to mind as well as Redbox and most big box stores with in store pickup, etc. Put in order and pickup time and pay for it with phone/cc details, then pick it up where you ordered it from. I think this should be more of an "it's about time" article.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

Grizzley9 Re:Sounds good to me (238 comments)

Yes. COX is an offender for certain.

Can you describe what you mean by this? I'm a Cox subscriber am unsure of your claims of them injecting "their own junk in HTML pages". I have Adblock and HTTPS everywhere extension on so maybe I don't notice it?

about two weeks ago
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Google Hopes To One Day Replace Gmail With Inbox

Grizzley9 Re:Aw crap, here we go... (239 comments)

As much as I love Gmail and most things Google, if they screw up Gmail I'll likely just move everything to MS. They have many of the same cloud services and have given me tons of free cloud storage as well. Right now Google is more user friendly, but not by much. Just put a forwarding setup on any Gmail and move over to MS would be fairly painless. I hope it doesn't come to that.

about two weeks ago
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Google Hopes To One Day Replace Gmail With Inbox

Grizzley9 Re:So what is it? (239 comments)

I don't know. When I first found Picasa it was a breakthrough from the regular picture managers. I still use it exclusively even though they don't update it very much. Though with Google, that's likely a good thing as it works well right now.

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

Grizzley9 Not everywhere has variable pricing (327 comments)

Electricity prices are also higher at that period of peak demand.

Only in areas where they have variable pricing. Looking at a map of avg pricing, my state is pretty low anyways and we have fixed pricing whether using it all at 5pm or 7am makes no difference.

So I wonder if those areas that have variable, are the power companies trying to push demand to other times due to lack of capacity or are they gouging the customer (or both). If either of those are true, that doesn't sound good.

Course on the flip side, around here you can't sell back to the power company with your solar or wind power self generation. You can power your own home but cannot put any back on the grid.

about three weeks ago
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'Mirage Earth' Exoplanets May Have Burned Away Chances For Life

Grizzley9 Initial conditions (62 comments)

[Researchers found] through computer simulations that some planets close to low-mass stars likely had their water and atmospheres burned away

That's a large assumption they had any atmosphere or water in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Grizzley9 Re:Apple pay already lost... (375 comments)

When they decided to make it exclusive to apple devices while ignoring the much bigger android market.

The Android marketplace already had their shot...and only grazed the target. When Apple Pay becomes bigger, it will likely lift Android purchases as well. It's the retailers grouping together with alternatives like Current-C that will hamper all other payment methods.

about three weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Grizzley9 Re:Lost!? (375 comments)

And be prepared for the guy inline in front of you to be messing around with his phone while he is trying to pay.

"Oh just a second, trying to get a connection." "Oh wait, need to reboot phone." etc.

Although I see your point with many smartphones (and users), you don't need a phone connection to make purchases with Apple Pay.

about three weeks ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Grizzley9 Re:Um, what? (433 comments)

She was a largely incompetent CEO.

WTF skills does she thinks she brings to the table as a fscking President?

Pretty much her entire time at HP was marked with terrible decisions, bad planning, and disastrous outcomes.

Well, I guess that's no different from Presidents, really.

And thankfully she left Lucent Technologies before doing the same to it! (Though to be fair it happened to us anyway).

about three weeks ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Grizzley9 Re:So stating the obvious then (227 comments)

PC is the best then PS4 then Xbox One. I guess hardware does matter when it comes to gaming. Anyone else not surprised? As for Xbox, it looks like they will be behind until the next generation unless they update the hardware. The ESRAM buffer does not seem to be making up the gap as they hoped it would.

Only behind (in graphics) to PS4 owners. Hardware is virtually the same.

about a month ago
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HTML5: It's Already Everywhere, Even In Mobile

Grizzley9 Re:All we need it to get rid of is Apple... (133 comments)

with it's payed developer program. Why they h*ll do we need to pay $75 bucks to be able to put some stuff on our phone that we own.

You don't. You have a choice to choose another platform or to even jailbreak it. It's actually fairly smart of Apple to do that as it keeps down the cruft, is easier for reviewers to wade through the submissions and arguably makes for a better experience for the end user since most are not developers themselves. But Android has more marketshare/eyeballs and a more open platform. Your beef isn't with Apple, it's with your own decision to choose that platform.

about a month ago
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HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

Grizzley9 Rendezvous with Rama (242 comments)

Still hoping someday to see a movie based on Arthur C Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama" book/series. Wish a serious producer would develop it (yes I know of that IMDB entry that has been there for nearly a decade). It is one of the best works of one of the best SciFi writers. Are the rights to it too expensive? Is it too difficult to translate to the big screen? The set at least would be no more complicated and green screened than any other larger SciFi. I'm just surprised it hasn't been done yet on what seems an obvious choice instead of yet another rehash of a current scifi series.

about a month ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

Grizzley9 Re:Discover life? (221 comments)

Historically, "Life" has been defined as being any phenomenon that possesses all 5 life processes:

#1 Food intake/ nutrition #2 Respiration #3 Excretion #4 Growth & Repair #5 Reproduction

However, this seems to have been expanded to 7:

#1 Movement #2 Respiration #3 Sensitivity #4 Growth #5 Excretion #6 Reproduction #7 Nutrition

This is for "Life" in the generalized sense, fully abstracted away from any specific mechanisms by which those processes may be achieved. It is perfectly sensible for an artificial lifeform to be constructed, as long as it is able to fully carry out those processes. It needn't have any organic components whatsoever.

Nowhere in the historical definition of "life" used by life science is there a requirement for specific mechanisms-- just processes.

By your second list, some forms of organized sets or software can be considered life.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

Grizzley9 Re:Jack of all trades (129 comments)

I mainly use my AppleTV for Netflix on my non-smart tv as well as streaming Hulu from my iPhone to it via PlayOn. I don't buy any movies via iTunes either.

about a month and a half ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

Grizzley9 Dual Screen? (236 comments)

The pics could easily be taken out of context though. Perhaps the Surface Pros were being used to display other data while they could also look up or get info from their iPads? Dual Screen work flow? I fail to see how this is some controversy.

about a month and a half ago
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Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

Grizzley9 Re:Well... no. (126 comments)

> Apple's security is added

Hmmmm, that's not exactly a selling point I'm afraid. Scanning my Visa card into Apple's cloud just creates another possible point of security breach imho.

You obviously know nothing how Apple's security with it's pay system works. Your card info is never in Apples cloud. Basically without too many details, an encrypted blob is initially passed via them to your bank and another encrypted blob comes back from your bank with your token and device ID. Apple never sees it or could see it. That's the only time its done is in the setup. After that all transactions are made via a one-time token via your phone to the reader along with your fingerprint, never going to Apple. It's not backed up to iCloud.

about a month and a half ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Grizzley9 Re:Why do folks think anyone cares (764 comments)

You would never have even heard of this story if it weren't news and weren't of interest to a lot of people.

We wouldn't have heard it *this time*, and frankly, good cause I'm tired of hearing about his sexual preferences making the news. This has been in articles since before he was CEO of Apple. This is not new nor is it news. #slownewsday

about 2 months ago

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Sprint to get iPhone 5

Grizzley9 Grizzley9 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Grizzley9 (1407005) writes ""Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the new version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, filling a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another sales channel for its popular gadget."

This could also mean that despite rumors of a September launch it could be mid October before we see Apple's new flagship product launch, too late to effect their fiscal fourth quarter ending in September. "On a July earnings conference call, Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer said the company's September quarter would be affected by "a future product transition that we are not going to talk about today,". While that cold be iOS 5, it likely will not launch until the next iPhone is ready to display it."

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AT&T Removing Texting Plans

Grizzley9 Grizzley9 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Grizzley9 (1407005) writes "AT&T is revamping their text plans for new users. No more middle of the road $10 plans for 1000 text messages. Now it will be unlimited for $30 per family plan or pay per text msg at a rate of $0.20 ea. So if you use over 150 msgs consistently you'll have to pay up."
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